Critical Hit (2018)
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Desperation Morale has not examined this product and cannot confirim claims of its contents. Critical Hit claims it contains 4 unmounted 11" x 16" geoboards, ? pages rules, and 10 scenarios (however, purchasers say it comes with only 8 scenarios).
Note: Critical Hit publishes products at a high volume and its products have a general history of quality control issues. Critical Hit provides no review/evaluation copies and typically prices its products very high. For all these reasons, Desperation Morale no longer acquires all, or even most, Critical Hit products for analysis and write-up on this website.
This entry, then, is not a typical Desperation Morale write-up but rather more of a placeholder and historical marker. If Desperation Morale ever acquires a copy of this product, this placeholder entry will be replaced by a full write-up.
Invasion Palestine is an expansion of Critical Hit’s Genesis III product on the Arab-Israeli Wars, which was designed as the anchor for a whole series of products related to the Arab-Israeli conflict. This product provides materials related to the 1948-49 Arab-Israeli war that resulted in the creation of the state of Israel and the dispossession of many Arab Palestinians.
Ownership of Genesis III is required. Most (or perhaps all) of the scenarios here appear to be reworked versions of scenarios that appeared in previous Critical Hit products (mostly Genesis II). The original scenarios used official 8″ x 22″ geoboards but these scenarios all use Critical Hit 11″ x 16″ geoboards. It is not clear that the scenarios were re-playtested for the different boards.
The product comes with no counters.
Critical Hit’s marketing copy claims the product has 10 scenarios but there appear to be only eight. Three of the scenarios are Israeli vs. Syrian actions, two are Israeli vs. Arab League, one is Israeli vs. Iraqi, one is Israeli vs. “Arab,” and one is Israeli vs. Israeli vs. Egyptian.
At the same time as this product was released, Critical Hit also released–for separate purchase–a set of so-called “Hot Hex” maps, which appear to be the boards of Invasion Palestine each doubled in size.